Monday, November 20, 2017

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TECHNOLOGY

Spatial audio is the most exciting thing to happen to pop music since stereo

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arstechnica.com - As much as I love overpriced gizmos in my living room, I still tend to be reluctant about new standards. TVs are a great example. I've appreciated the bonuses offered by 3D, 4K, and HDR, but I conced…

GeoOrbital Wheel- Turn Your Bicycle Into An Electric Bike In 60 Seconds

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nechstar.com - It doesn´t feel like a regular wheel. And it packs a ton of power. Imagine adding an electric wheel to your bicycle and then travel 50 miles on a single charge. GeoOrbital Wheel bike has a 500w brus…

GE’s connected bulbs get Alexa and Google Assistant bridge

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www.slashgear.com - GE is adding voice control to its C by GE Lighting smart bulb range, with a new bridge that will open the door to Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. The hub, dubbed the C-Reach bridge, plugs into…

The 1250 Horsepower 'Tachyon' Electric Super Car From SoCal Looks Like A Fighter Jet

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brobible.com - The future is now. How do I know this? Because there are electric supercars pumping out 1250 horsepower that look like a cross between the Batmobile and a fighter jet. This particular car has been du…

Google brings on-device machine learning to mobile with TensorFlow Lite

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thenextweb.com - Google’s recent preview release of its open-source TensorFlow Lite software for machine learning developers signifies an exciting shift in the field of AI. The company’s dedication to developing AI c…

Verizon may sign new deal with NFL to expand game streaming rights

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arstechnica.com - Verizon and the National Football League are in talks to sign another streaming rights deal. According to a Bloomberg report, the wireless provider and the NFL are close to finalizing a new deal that…

How the Kindle was designed through 10 years and 15 generations

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techcrunch.com - The Kindle has become one of the most ubiquitous pieces of specialty electronics in the world since it launched ten years ago today, but the device has changed so much since its debut that one can ha…

Toronto begins sharing traffic data with Waze, and vice versa

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techcrunch.com - The city of Toronto has begun sharing its traffic data with navigation service provider Waze. Google-owned Waze will also provide access to its real-time traffic and road conditions data back to the …

Internet of Elephants uses AR to get up close to endangered species, turns their migrations into a game

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techcrunch.com - Wildlife conservation groups have made a lot of strides in raising awareness of animals whose populations or natural habitats are endangered, and what we can do to help. Now a startup out of Kenya is…

The new Kindle Oasis is my dream e-reader

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techcrunch.com - Amazon’s newest Kindle Oasis arrived like the answer to a timely question – mostly because I happened to request an update to the device right before it actually arrived. I’m an unabashed fan of the…

Tesla’s newest product is a mobile battery pack to charge your phone

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techcrunch.com - Apparently announcing a new all-electric Semi truck and the fastest production car ever made all in one week wasn’t enough for Tesla. They also quietly launched a third “product”, and you don’t have …

Uber orders up to 24,000 Volvo XC90s for driverless fleet

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techcrunch.com - Uber has entered into an agreement with carmaker Volvo to purchase 24,000 of its XC90 SUVs between 2019 and 2021 to form a fleet of autonomous vehicles, according to Bloomberg News. The XC90 is the b…

Meet my new link blog

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om.co - Back in the day, I used to publish the Daily Om as a way to collect, collate and share some of the best stuff about our industry that I read on the Internet. Given that we were all suffering from the…

Did Disney push for EA’s Battlefront microtransaction decision?

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arstechnica.com - In the immediate wake of last week's surprise announcement that EA and developer DICE were temporarily removing microtransactions from Star Wars: Battlefront II, VentureBeat reported that no less tha…

Uber just made a billion-dollar deal for self-driving Volvos

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arstechnica.com - Uber has signed a deal with Volvo for 24,000 XC90 sport-utility vehicles for delivery between 2019 and 2021. With this deal—worth about $1 billion—Uber is essentially betting the company on a self-dr…

How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You've Ever Met

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gizmodo.com - In real life, in the natural course of conversation, it is not uncommon to talk about a person you may know. You meet someone and say, “I’m from Sarasota,” and they say, “Oh, I have a grandparent in …

Move Slowly and Fix Things – Signal v. Noise

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m.signalvnoise.com - I’m not picking on Twitter in particular, but its trajectory illustrates a systemic problem. Designers and programmers are great at inventing software. We obsess over every aspect of that process: th…

US antitrust chief speech “marks a major pro-IP and pro-innovator shift in DOJ policy” | Lexology

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www.lexology.com - In a speech that signaled a new approach inside the US government with regards to the interplay between antitrust and IP, the Department of Justice’s antitrust head Makan Delrahim has called for grea…

Honor V10 specs leak: 18:9 screen, 3750mAh battery, all-metal body

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androidcommunity.com - We’re 11 days away from the official Chinese announcement and 15 days from the London reveal of the Honor V10 and so, of course, we have all sorts of specs leaks and rumors. XDA Developers received e…

Tesla Powebank can juice up your mobile devices (if you can get one)

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androidcommunity.com - If you’ve been dreaming of owning a product from Tesla, but you can’t really afford their car or even their big home batteries, you can settle for one of their Tesla Powerbanks. Well, that is, if you…

Merger of IHG and Kimpton Loyalty Programs Presents “Best of Both Worlds”

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www.loyalty360.org - Susanna Freer Epstein, senior vice president, customer Loyalty Marketing, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), told Loyalty360 that “we’re bringing together the best of both worlds” in reference to c…

Reward or No Reward? That is the Retailer’s Question

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www.loyalty360.org - Do rewards programs work? Is it worth it to offer discounts to your best customers? These are crucial questions for retailers to answer, especially in a time when traditional retail is threatened by …

The Best Flat Design WordPress Themes In 2017

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marketaire.com - Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission that supports my work. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Ple…

Unlocking Facebook Ad Retargeting Using Website Custom Audiences

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marketaire.com - The power of Facebook ads lies within its ad targeting. It doesn’t matter if your ad copy, imagery, or bidding and optimization are perfect. You absolutely need to target people that are most likely …

Microsoft Edge Now Syncs Your Password on the iPhone - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Over the weekend, Microsoft released a new update to its Microsoft Edge browser on the iPhone. Redmond has been testing Edge on the iPhone and Android as a preview for a few weeks, but only introduce…

How to ensure your hashtags have the maximum effect

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www.prdaily.com - Most people are familiar with the idea or concept of a hashtag. You can thank Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake for their hashtag skit on“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” for the popularity of hashtags…

Niantic Launches Pokemon Go Travel Video Series, Global Catch Challenge

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www.adweek.com - Niantic revealed Pokemon Go Travel, a new video series that will allow fans to “see the world through the eyes of a Pokemon trainer.” For its debut, the series will feature online personalities IHasC…

Ditch Your Bucket "List" and Create Your Own Bucket "Map" Now

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www.lifehack.org - When you wander around your city, you might find interesting places you’d like to try. Perhaps you’re travelling, and your friend gives you lots of recommendations for your destination. It’s common p…

330 Million Facebook Messenger Users Connected With SMBs for the First Time in 2017

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www.adweek.com - Facebook Messenger and other messaging applications aren’t just for communicating with friends and family anymore. The social network said in a Newsroom post that 63 percent of respondents to a Niels…

Seven Savvy Tips for the Most Viral Types of Instagram Content

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www.marketingprofs.com - Let's be real: Hoping for that one Instagram post that blows up your follower count and propels you into social media superstardom isn't much of a strategy, is it? That said, those who consistently s…

The Future Of IoT And Remote Management | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Remote management of the Internet of Things is the reason it is so prevalent, and why it is predicted there will be 24 billion connected devices by 2020. Soon, when it comes to industrial software an…

Is the featured snippet bubble bursting?

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searchengineland.com - This article was co-authored with my colleague at Go Fish Digital, Chris Long. We’ve been bullish on answer boxes (also known as featured snippets) for a while now. Six months ago, we wrote about uni…

Google’s Censorship of Sputnik and RT ‘Very Dangerous’ - Psychologist

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sputniknews.com - "It's not clear Google should be able to exercise editorial control" by deranking Sputnik articles since Google "isn't accountable to editorial standards," he said. "Companies like Google and Faceboo…

FCC to Free Internet from Obama’s “Net Neutrality” Rules

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www.infowars.com - WASHINGTON, D.C. – This Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, FCC Chairman Ajit V. Pai is expected to circulate to his fellow commissioners and make public a draft of a new FCC order widely anticip…

Google will ‘de-rank’ RT articles to make them harder to find – Eric Schmidt

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www.infowars.com - “We are working on detecting and de-ranking those kinds of sites – it’s basically RT and Sputnik,” Schmidt said during a Q & A session at the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada on Saturda…

Target's Black Friday Deals are here and they're offering massive savings

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mashable.com - Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Target released their Black Friday ad pretty early this year, and while some Grinches may think …

NEW GUN ALERT: Details on a 12-Gauge AR Platform

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bearingarms.com - Ever since first laying eyes on the Siaga 12 gauge semi-auto, I’ve always wondered why we don’t see more semi-auto shotguns built that feed from an external box magazine. Why not one build on an AR-p…

Russiagate Crusader Joins Panel Funded by Russian Bank Accused of Trump Contact

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sputniknews.com - McKew has been honing her Russia-bashing skills on social media over the past year, repeatedly touting "Evil Russia" narratives and nefarious Moscow conspiracies. McKew has already claimed in tweets …

WUT? Fox News host ticketed for driving INSANE speed on New York state highway

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therightscoop.com - Fox News host, Jeanine Pirro, was ticketed over the weekend for driving 54 mph over the speed limit in a 65 mph zone. That’s almost 120 mph: THE HILL – Fox News host Jeanine Pirro was ticketed for ex…

DJI threatens legal action after researcher reports bug

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www.engadget.com - In his write-up, Finisterre describes his interactions with DJI before and after he reported some pretty significant problems with the drone-maker's security. Before getting too deep into it, he chec…

How the Zenefits Marketing Team Uses Landing Pages to Grow Their Customer Base

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instapage.com - In the modern-day workplace, tens of thousands of businesses use Zenefits to empower their employees, manage change, and stay compliant with regulations. That’s because this all-in-one, fully-digital…

4 Steps You Should Be Taking to Optimize Your Ad Landing Pages for Conversions

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instapage.com - As marketers, we often spend hours optimizing ads while forgetting about where we’re sending people. That’s a huge mistake. Instead, we should be treating ads and landing pages as two parts of a whol…

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